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Bike News Review – 7/22/14

Join us at PedalFest in Oakland, CA, July 26
Bicycle Times – 7/16/14
PedalFest is a epic, free celebration of all things bicycle in Jack London Square. No matter what type of cyclists you are, you’re sure to find something fun, including a chance to meet some of the most legendary American cyclists.

Helping San Francisco Build More (and better) Bike Parking
SF Bicycle Coalition – 7/16/14
From on-street bike racks, bike corrals, and secure indoor bike parking, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is leading the charge in making sure you have a safe, convenient space to lock your bike at home, at your office and when you’re out on the town. We work closely with the City to provide free on-street bike racks and corrals for businesses, help employees and building managers understand and use the employee bike access bill, and provide bike parking consultations to our business members. And now that the City’s bike parking requirements for new buildings is in effect, we see a great opportunity to engage architects, designers, and developers to make sure they’re designing innovative, convenient, and attractive bike parking spaces.

Guttenberg gearing up for RAGBRAI with bicycle sculptures
KWWL – 7/15/14
Guttenberg is gearing up for two days of RAGBRAI visitors, as Guttenberg is the final city on this year’s route. It’s bikes, bikes everywhere right now in the small Mississippi River town, as part of the Guttenberg RAGBRAI Committee’s Recycle Bicycle community-wide art project.

Growing pains in our nation’s capital
Bike Commuters – 7/14/14
the continued friction between motorists and the growing ranks of cyclists on city streets. Some of this is happening in cities that have seen recent surges in bike infrastructure and the people using that infrastructure, including our own Washington D.C. Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been an acrimonious back-and-forth in the Washington Post consisting of editorial columns, one of which resulting in a two-wheeled protest in front of the newspaper’s offices.

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Bike News Review – 9/20/13

Oakland Tries Experimental Bicycle Pathway
KQED – 9/18/13
The city’s first green bicycle pathway was completed Saturday, running through the Piedmont Avenue commercial district, by the MacArthur BART station and into Emeryville.

Is the Eurozone Crisis Causing a Bicycle Boom?
Pacific Standard – 9/18/13
Last month British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his government will devote respectable amounts of money to make bicycling safer on U.K. roads. The announcement promised spending into nine figures.

Bikes Belong rebrands as PeopleForBikes
Bicycle Retailer – 9/17/13
Bikes Belong is rebranding as PeopleForBikes to bring clarity and simplicity to the organization. The Bikes Belong Coalition and Bikes Belong Foundation will be renamed the PeopleForBikes Coalition and the PeopleForBikes Foundation. Starting Wednesday, the opening day of Interbike, the Bikes Belong brand will no longer be used.


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Bike News Review – 4/24/13

Uzbekistan: Tashkent Police Seek Bicycle Ban
Eurasianet – 7/24/13
Police in authoritarian Uzbekistan’s capital are often accused of taking a hard line on fun. This week they’re living up to the reputation. Citing the hazard bicycles pose to traffic, Tashkent police have launched a campaign to seize bicycles from residents and fine cyclists, according to the private Novyy Vek newspaper.

Bay Bridge bicycle path opens Sept. 3, but only partway
Contra Costa Times – 7/24/13
Cyclists who have long waited to pedal across the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge may find opening day a tasty appetizer but an unsatisfying meal. Only the first two-thirds of the new pedestrian walkway and bike lane will be accessible Sept. 3, the same day transportation officials plan to shift cars and trucks onto the new 2.2-mile span. The old bridge sits in the way of the remaining third, and it cannot be removed until traffic is on the new span.

The Power of the Pub Crawl
Bicycling – 7/24/13
What is the single most powerful thing an individual can do to promote bicycling? The answer is obvious: Organize a pub crawl. Okay, sure, it sounds flippant. But I’m serious.


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